Pumpkin spice truffles are a great little protein snack! Whether it’s the middle of the afternoon or after supper, these low carb treats will satisfy your sweet cravings…plus give an extra boost of protein.
What Exactly Is A Pumpkin Spice Truffle?
Typically a truffle has some sort of chocolate involved, but this recipe is different!
There is no chocolate, yet it is still going to be called a truffle!
Pumpkin spice can be used year round, but there’s always something special about those flavors in the Fall season.
So truffles made with a pleasantly light pumpkin spice flavor were created in my kitchen!
Why Is Protein So Important?
When protein is the center of your meal or snack, you have balanced nutrition that your body needs.
Protein is known to control our hunger responses. It signals to the brain a sense of satiety and makes us feel full within 20 minutes of ingesting!
Besides helping with weight loss, protein is wonderful for gut health, bone health and many other things.
Read more about the benefits of adding protein to your diet: Protein Powder – Friend or Foe?
Trim Healthy Mama Protein Powder
There are many healthy versions of protein powder, yet giving your body the best is important!
Trim Healthy Mama is a trust-worthy company that shells out only the purest products.
That includes their protein powder. They have 6 different protein powders:
Whatever flavor you choose you are sure to get the highest quality protein powder!
“Pristine Whey is different than most other whey proteins in that is cross flow micro-filtered (CFM).
This means it is the most un-denatured form of whey available on the market.
Its health boosting native protein structures remain intact due to the gentle, cold-processed isolation method.
Undesired particles, such as lactose, cholesterol and even any de-natured fractions, are successfully removed.
This means even those with dairy sensitivities can often enjoy our whey protein.
Pristine Whey is potent and ultra-pure with the highest biological value of all proteins.
It retains high percentages of immunoglobulin and minerals and is higher in calcium than other whey protein supplements.”
For the Trim Healthy Mama, these Pristine protein powders are a Fuel Pull…meaning they are no significant amounts of fat, carbs or calories.
Are These Pumpkin Truffles Dairy Free?
While the protein powder used in these truffles contains whey, undesired particles, such as lactose, cholesterol and even any de-natured fractions, are successfully removed.
This means even those with dairy sensitivities can often enjoy the Trim Healthy Mama whey protein.
If your only issue with dairy is the lactose, then you should be able to use the THM protein powders, as they do not contain lactose.
Maybe you would rather be safe and not ingest any dairy whatsoever.
A great dairy free protein powder to use is Jay Robb Egg White protein powder.
He has unflavored, chocolate, strawberry and vanilla…so you don’t have to miss out on a tasty protein powder!
What Ingredients Are In These Truffles?
Here is what you’ll need to make these delightful little treats.
- THM Pristine Whey Protein Powder (unflavored)
- pumpkin puree
- pumpkin pie spice
- mineral salt
- vanilla extract
- almond butter
How Should I Store These Pumpkin Truffles?
These little protein bites can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
The entire recipe makes around 7 average size truffles, so you could definitely double or triple the recipe to have more!
Fuel Pull For The Trim Healthy Mama
If you follow the Trim Healthy Mama plan, you’ll be happy to know that this truffle recipe is a fuel pull.
Ok, so you can eat 1-2 truffles and be in a fuel pull setting. More than that would put you in the S setting.
More Recipes With Protein
Banana Peanut Butter Protein Shake – A banana peanut butter protein shake has just the right amount of protein for a nice snack or post workout drink! This delicious shake is low in fat, yet contains healthy carbs for the perfect balance in your diet!
Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Balls – These little almond butter chocolate chip protein balls are just the thing for an afternoon “pick-me-up” snack, and they are great for those with a peanut allergy!!
Single Serve Wake Up Energy Bars – A protein bar that tastes good and will give you energy in the morning or afternoon!
Oreo Peanut Butter Truffles – Oreo peanut butter truffles will be a hit with your friends and family! They are low carb, sugar free and full of protein. These truffles are perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up as well as a sweet treat after your low carb meal.
Strawberry Almond Truffles – Strawberry almond truffles will become your go-to protein snack after just taking one bite! These truffles are sweet, yet sugar free…nutritious, yet delicious…and filled with protein! When you need a bit of energy, reach for one or two truffles. It’s the perfect little low carb snack!
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Pumpkin spice truffles are a great little protein snack! Whether it's the middle of the afternoon or after supper, these low carb treats will satisfy your sweet cravings...plus give an extra boost of protein.
- 7 Tablespoons THM Pristine Whey Protein Powder
- 2 Tablespoons pumpkin puree
- 3/4-1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (depending on how much spice you like)
- pinch of mineral salt
- splash of vanilla extract
- 1 Tablespoon THM Gentle Sweet
- 2 Tablespoons natural almond butter
- Mix all ingredients together and form into balls.
- Keep in fridge to firm up a bit, or eat right from the bowl!
Taste as you make these truffles. If it needs more sweetener, add it to your liking.
Rolling each ball in a mixture of cinnamon/granulated sweetener is totally optional, but makes them all the tastier!